annual Clay Court Training

This year Gripspin Tennis Academy is planning another trip to Mexico for our kids to train on red clay. We will continue our training with Academia de Tenis Jorge Vergara Puerta de Hierro.  Academia de Tenis Jorge Vergara is a well established academy that trains at the prestigious Puerta de Hierro Club, Guadalajara. 

  Puerta de Hierro  (Spanish pronunciation:  [ˈpwerta ðe ˈʝero] ) ("Iron Gate" in  English ) is a neighborhood in  Zapopan ,  Mexico , [1]  as part of the metropolitan area of  Guadalajara . It was developed through a joint venture by the Leaño family, owners of the  Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara  and the Gómez Flores family, owners of GIG, Minsa, Grupo Geo and  Dina . [2]   The neighborhood is located on Avenida Patria, in the west-center part of Zapopan, in the northwest part of the  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area . It sits on roughly 500 acres, and includes a residential area, shopping mall, and business district. It is notorious[  clarification needed  ]for its affluent population as well as the large amount of  high-rise  development in the business district which includes the second-tallest building in the metro area, the  Aura Altitude , surpassed only by the  RIU Plaza Hotel  in south Guadalajara. It is also home to the  Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro , one of the most prestigious[  clarification needed  ] hospitals in the country, built using private funds and a  US$ 14.5 million loan from the  International Finance Corporation , the private-sector lending arm of the  World Bank . [3]   The best known attraction is the  Andares Shopping Mall , a high-end shopping mall located in the southeastern edge of the neighborhood. Andares is one of the most exclusive[  clarification needed  ] shopping centers in Mexico: a  US$ 530 million complex, featuring some of the best known brands in the world, such as  Louis Vuitton ,  Burberry ,  Dolce & Gabbana ,  Dior ,  Salvatore Ferragamo ,  Swarovski , and  Lacoste . As part of the complex and the surrounding area,  the Andares zone  includes a Hyatt Hotel-condo (construction starting in 2015),[  needs update  ] luxury residencies designed by Mexican architect  Juan Sordo Madaleno , as well as  Ferrari , Maserati, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Volvo and Lincoln dealerships. The zone is also home to the new offices of Oracle and U-Fit, one of the most exclusive gyms in Latin America.  Since the opening of Andares in December 2008, and based on those investments as well as other developments, the property value has been increasing to prices never seen before in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area a continuous trend expected to grow even more. The price of land averages over  US$ 1,000 per square meter, and the apartments range in prices from US$300,000 to US$2,000,000.  -Wikipedia (Source)

Puerta de Hierro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpwerta ðe ˈʝero]) ("Iron Gate" in English) is a neighborhood in ZapopanMexico,[1] as part of the metropolitan area of Guadalajara. It was developed through a joint venture by the Leaño family, owners of the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara and the Gómez Flores family, owners of GIG, Minsa, Grupo Geo and Dina.[2]

The neighborhood is located on Avenida Patria, in the west-center part of Zapopan, in the northwest part of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area. It sits on roughly 500 acres, and includes a residential area, shopping mall, and business district. It is notorious[clarification needed]for its affluent population as well as the large amount of high-rise development in the business district which includes the second-tallest building in the metro area, the Aura Altitude, surpassed only by the RIU Plaza Hotel in south Guadalajara. It is also home to the Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro, one of the most prestigious[clarification needed] hospitals in the country, built using private funds and a US$14.5 million loan from the International Finance Corporation, the private-sector lending arm of the World Bank.[3]

The best known attraction is the Andares Shopping Mall, a high-end shopping mall located in the southeastern edge of the neighborhood. Andares is one of the most exclusive[clarification needed] shopping centers in Mexico: a US$530 million complex, featuring some of the best known brands in the world, such as Louis VuittonBurberryDolce & GabbanaDiorSalvatore FerragamoSwarovski, and Lacoste. As part of the complex and the surrounding area, the Andares zone includes a Hyatt Hotel-condo (construction starting in 2015),[needs update] luxury residencies designed by Mexican architect Juan Sordo Madaleno, as well as Ferrari, Maserati, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Volvo and Lincoln dealerships. The zone is also home to the new offices of Oracle and U-Fit, one of the most exclusive gyms in Latin America.

Since the opening of Andares in December 2008, and based on those investments as well as other developments, the property value has been increasing to prices never seen before in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area a continuous trend expected to grow even more. The price of land averages over US$1,000 per square meter, and the apartments range in prices from US$300,000 to US$2,000,000.

-Wikipedia (Source)

 

Last year was our first year travelling to Mexico for this opportunity and it was a blast!  This year we would like to extend this opportunity to more of our juniors as well as others outside of our academy.  

 Academia de Tenis Jorge Vergara at Puerta de Hierro Club in Guaralajara, Mexico 

Academia de Tenis Jorge Vergara at Puerta de Hierro Club in Guaralajara, Mexico 

Academia de Tenis Jorge Vergara has several junior in Mexico's top national rankings.  They regularly compete in ITF (www.itftennis.com/juniors) and National tournaments through out Mexico and the US. Their training is very similar to our training philosophy, which is why this is a perfect match as far as I am concerned.  Training with these great instructors and players will be a great opportunity for our players to expand their knowledge and tennis experience that only few academies are even attempting.

 Head Coach Sergio Ruvalcaba with Santiago in 2017 at Puerta de Hierro Club in Guadalajara

Head Coach Sergio Ruvalcaba with Santiago in 2017 at Puerta de Hierro Club in Guadalajara

 Academia de Tenis Jorge Vergara students representing Team Jalisco

Academia de Tenis Jorge Vergara students representing Team Jalisco

Please see information below for details on how to register as well as other important information!

 

DEADLINE DATES 2018

May 30 - Deadline To RSVP for Parent's Meeting (See form below).

June 24 - Deadline to Reserve Spot for Mexico Trip ($100 Deposit Required).

July 2 - Deadline for ALL Forms and Paperwork for Trip.

July 2 - Deadline for Early Registration.

July 22 - Deadline for Full Trip Payment.

 

FORMS

1.  Release and Waiver.

2.  Trip Check List

3. Medical and Emergency Contacts.

4.  Flight Information (Air Travel Not Provided in Package)

 

TRIP INFORMATION

Training Site

Guadalajara, Mexico

Puerta de Hierro Club

45116 Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico


 

Housing

Rental house in gated community, 15 minutes away from the Club.

Address TBA 

 

Food

Daily breakfast, lunch and diner will be provided. 

 

Daily Schedule (Monday August 6-10)

5 hours of training daily.

Daily morning workout and fitness routines.

Tournament at the end of the training week.

Site seeing and other cultural activities.

10:00 P.M. Curfew

 

Transportation

Rental Passenger Vehicle 

Airport pick up and drop off, travel to and from training, and all other activities.

 

Tournament

-Tournament will be played on Saturday August 11

-Times TBD


COST

$1,500

Includes everything listed above.

-3 Traditional Meals A Day 

-Travel To And From Events

-All Academy Lessons

-Tournament Entry Fees

-Extended Training

-All Outings Paid For

DOES NOT INCLUDE FLIGHT TICKETS

*Save $50 by Early Registration Deadline (July 2)


MEXICO CLAY COURT TRAINING TRIP: PARENT MEETING RSVP FORM

DATE

Saturday June 2

TIME

12:30PM

LOCATION

Bay Club Santa Clara

3250 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95051

 

TRIP CONFIRMATION FORM

Name of Player *
Name of Player
Name of Parent
Name of Parent
Phone *
Phone
Confirm by selecting the option below and then sending the deposit amount of $100 to gripspintennis@gmail.com PayPal account. Checks are also accepted and must be dropped off or mailed no later than June 24.

 

 

 

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